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Eric Underwood

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SimuTech and ANSYS Help Solar Startup Tessolar Accelerate

Thanks to SimuTech and ANSYS, Inc.’s Startup Program, solar startup Tessolar is simulating its solar mounting systems more quickly and accurately—at a lower level of financial investment and with full support of SimuTech experts.

Yang Jin – Tessolar – Lead Product AnalystYang Jin
Lead Product Analyst
Tessolar is developing the world’s first structural composite solar module mounting system.The company’s engineers needed to reduce parts, lower costs, simplify installation while maintaining structural integrity, and understand the failure and load-bearing capabilities under various wind and snow conditions. They also needed to simulate materials property changes that may happen across 25 years of exposure to UV light, temperature, and moisture.

To help Tessolar solve their challenges, SimuTech led Yang Jin, Tessolar lead design analyst, to Discovery Live for Topology Optimization--something Jin didn’t realize was part of the Startup Program. “I gave her temporary access to SimuTrain where she could view our videos and tips and tricks. Yang also connected regularly with our engineers as she was getting more familiar with ANSYS FEA and Discovery Live. We also sent her timely info on relevant ANSYS webinars for Mechanical and Discovery Live updates,” says Steven Lee, SimuTech Business Development Manager.

The Startup Program and SimuTech’s support worked well for Tessolar: FEA simulations reduced the time between their iterative designs, improved the starting point for next-generation designs, and gave Tessolar a better understanding of failure modes. Tessolar designers can now predict the options most likely to improve their product’s performance.

To learn more, download the pdfTessolar case study(660 KB).

The ANSYS Startup Program allows incubators and startups to gain access to the software they need—including Structural, Fluids, and Electromagnetics bundles—at a reduced fee. Full support from SimuTech Group expert engineers and access to SimuTrain, our online training program, are also included. To find out if you qualify, visit our ANSYS Startup Program webpage.

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